Notice that taking out sugar is not step one. Before you start
taking anything out, you will want to add some things in. You want to
balance your childŐs biochemistry and heal the brain before taking out
the sugar. Your enthusiasm may outpace your childŐs capacity to
integrate the change, so we do not want to rush. Think of this as a
program of abundance rather than deprivation. Do the steps in order,
slowly. Slowly means 6-12 months for the steps.
Here is why slower is
- Going slower puts attention on the process rather than the end that
most people define as getting off sugar. It allows your child to get to
know a given step rather than blazing through.
- Going slower reinforces following instructions that sugar sensitive
people tend not to do. It gives you a chance to learn the drill so you
can better lead your children through it.
- Going slower allows the behavioral changes your child is making to
settle in - planning, stopping, waiting, not acting impulsively.
- Going slower allow the neurological change to *set* with each step
before adding more in.
- Going slower reduces the number of variables your child is dealing with
and trying to pay attention to.
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